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A low centred Denmark will move away eastwards. This will allow a ridge of high pressure to cross the United Kingdom from the west early on Boxing Day. A deepening Atlantic depression will follow later in the day, and is expected to cross more southern areas.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in north.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or northeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming northerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain and drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 5, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later near Lands End.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later near Lands End.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southwest 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 3 or less, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near the Mull of Kintyre, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      North, backing west or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 17:59 UTC Thu 25th Dec

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 4, occasionally 5 this morning, decreasing 3 to 4 this evening, then 1 to 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight, or smooth later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Very good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

    • Wind

      Northwest 1 to 3 backing southerly increasing 4 to 5 in the morning, veering southwest to west further increasing 6 to 7 in the afternoon, then northwest overnight, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with swell becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain from mid-morning, clearing early evening, then isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Thu 25th Dec – 05:59 UTC Fri 26th Dec

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near the Mull of Kintyre, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Fri 26th Dec – 05:59 UTC Sat 27th Dec

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Dec